The CIG building construction started in December, 2013 and will last until the second semester of 2015.

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The project

The International Centre for Graphic Design (CIG) is part of a wide-ranging redevelopment of the railway-station district in Chaumont. Les Silos, featuring a piazza designed by Ruedi Baur, will play an emblematic role at the gateway to the town, opening onto a cultural quarter that engages with its surroundings. This district – adjacent, and with pedestrian access, to the town centre – stretches...

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The architecture

In 2010, an invitation to tender was held by the Municipality of Chaumont and its project partners: the French State, the Champagne-Ardenne Regional Council, and the Haute-Marne County Council. Tenders were submitted by 109 teams, each combining architectural and graphic-design expertise.

A panel of judges assessed the tenders by four finalists: Jakob + MacFarlane and Trafik, Moatti &...

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